Sarah Anderson directs the Global Economy Project at the Institute for Policy Studies and is a co-editor of the IPS web site Inequality.org. Sarah’s research covers a wide range of international and domestic economic issues, including inequality, Wall Street reform, CEO pay, taxes, labor, and international trade and investment. Sarah is a well-known expert on executive compensation, as the lead author of more than 20 annual “Executive Excess” reports that have received extensive media coverage.

During the Obama administration, she served on the Investment Subcommittee of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy (ACIEP). In 2009, this subcommittee carried out a review of the U.S. model bilateral investment treaty. In 2000, she served on the staff of the bipartisan International Financial Institutions Advisory Commission (“Meltzer Commission”), commissioned by the U.S. Congress to evaluate the World Bank and IMF. Sarah is a co-author of the books Field Guide to the Global Economy (New Press, 2nd edition, 2005) and Alternatives to Economic Globalization (Berrett-Koehler, 2nd edition, 2004).

Prior to coming to IPS in 1992, Sarah was a consultant to the U.S. Agency for International Development and an editor for the Deutsche Presse-Agentur. She holds a Masters in International Affairs from The American University and a BA in Journalism from Northwestern University.

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Executive Excess 2000

The seventh annual CEO compensation survey.

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Executive Excess 1999: A Decade of Executive Excess

The sixth annual CEO pay report reviews the 1990s.

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After a decade of rapid growth, the international financial system is now plagued with extreme volatility and crisis.

Executive Excess 1998: CEOs Gain From Massive Downsizing

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Executive Excess 1997: CEOs Gain From Massive Downsizing

The fourth annual CEO pay report finds that once again, CEOs win and workers lose.

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World Trade Organization

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Executive Excess 1995: Workers Lose, CEOs Win (II)

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Executive Excess 1994: Workers Lose, CEOs Win

The first annual CEO pay survey: An analysis of executive salaries at top job-cutting firms

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